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How to Participate in National Suicide Prevention Week

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Suicide Prevention Week is held each September to raise suicide awareness and encourage those in trouble to seek mental health treatment. At Integrative Life Center in Nashville, TN, we honor those who have the courage to admit they need help. Learn more about Suicide Prevention Week and our suicide treatment program below.

What Is Suicide Prevention Week?

National Suicide Prevention Week happens the week of Suicide Prevention Day, which is September 10th this year. This annual campaign educates health professionals and everyone else about the importance of suicide awareness. Drawing attention to this growing problem in the United States helps to ensure that every suicide threat requires care and attention.

At Integrative Life Center, we strive to aid clients in their search for the root cause of their desire for self-harm. Our mental health treatment program includes a cross-discipline focus on suicide prevention and treatment.

Suicide Prevention Week includes events throughout the week, leading up to Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. Health organizations volunteer to perform depression screenings administered online. You can also contact Integrative Life Center directly to develop the coping skills you need to deal more positively with suicidal ideations. Remember, your life is precious!

Know the Warning Signs

The warning signs of suicidal thoughts include the following:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Expressing a wish to die

If you or a loved one exhibits any of the signs above, consider it a psychiatric emergency. Call 911 for emergency medical care or call your health care provider to schedule an assessment immediately.

If you notice a loved one engaging in any of the following activities, seek help immediately to prevent a suicide attempt:

  • Organizing papers and settling debts
  • Collecting and saving pills
  • Purchasing a firearm
  • Giving away possessions
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family

Your therapist at Integrative Life Center may recommend Adventure Therapy to help you concentrate on healthy activities while getting to the root of your suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Suicide Treatment at Integrative Life Center

When the stress of daily life overwhelms you, suicidal thoughts may cross your mind. In our suicide treatment program, you learn to dispel those thoughts of self-harm and replace them with more positive ones. Through a combination of evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches, your therapist will design an individual treatment plan specific to your needs.

We treat a variety of clients with unique issues. Learning to recognize the warning signs of suicidal ideations can help you save the life of a friend. Encourage your loved one or friend to seek help if you notice the following behaviors:

  • Burning, cutting, and other types of self-harm
  • Constant anxiety or depression
  • Obsession with death
  • Fantasies of dying or killing themselves

Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Often, those who consider suicide have an underlying mental health disorder such as the following:

At Integrative Life Center, we treat all these disorders. Individuals struggling with suicidal urges or their family members can reach out to us for guidance on beginning the process of recovery.

Mental Health Treatment in Nashville

If you have depression or trauma, you may develop suicidal thoughts. Consider taking part in Suicide Prevention Week and learn more about the suicide therapy program at Integrative Life Center in Nashville, TN. You can learn to process your feeling of self-loathing through positive reinforcement and comprehensive mental health treatment. Contact us at 615.455.3903 for more information on suicide awareness and to get help for yourself or a friend. Everyone deserves a second chance to regain hope and the will to live.

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